Wall Paint/ Lighting

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  1. NadeemF

    NadeemF Auditioning

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    I am building a home theater in my basement. The HT room wil be 20x12x8. Carpet will be grey black pattern. TV is Sony 34". I ordered a pair of nickel palted scones for the side walls for ambient lighting.

    Any ideas as to where I should place the scones (for general room lighting, I will have a recessed light in the drop ceiling)? Also, any thoughts on the color of the paint for the walls.

    Thanks. All the best to all.

    NadeemF
     
  2. Pam W

    Pam W Stunt Coordinator

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    Regarding color - it was mentioned to me to go Kodak Gray for the ceiling (which you should have no trouble with with your carpet color) and some form of burgandy on the walls. Supposedly this combination lets your monitor's colors be at their best. However, as I am currently researching our own home theatre, I see no hard and fast rule on this. Not a bad idea for you with everything you already have in place. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kurt B

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    I too am doing the research on the colors and lighting. I'm doing recessed lighting in the ceiling and setting up two zones in the ceiling on dimmers. The front zone and the rear zone. My HT room is 12'8" x 30' x 7'10".

    I will be adding some sconces to the walls plus at least one lighted poster box.

    Right now I'm playing with the layouts via computer layout software to attempt to get a good feel for this, and it's easier to change it all around easily.

    The best part so far has been the search for the seating, I"m leaning towards Berkline theater seats for the front row seating.

    Good Luck,

    Kurt
     
  4. Stan Rich

    Stan Rich Stunt Coordinator

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    What software are you using for the layout??
     
  5. Kurt B

    Kurt B Stunt Coordinator

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    I picked up Punch Software's Professional Home Design Suite Platinum Edition. Cost a bit more than some, but it seems to be pretty good thus far for me, and I am certainly no CAD specialist.

    I plan on using this to redesign the deck, add landscaping and other improvements to the house this coming year. We built 3 years ago and it's now time for the major landscaping to happen.
     

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